King Henry V

Standard Name: Henry V, King
Used Form: Prince Hal


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Pix
MP 's Catherine is not (like Shakespeare's) Katherine Parr, but is the French-born widow of Henry V , who formed an illicit union in about 1429 with the Welsh prince Owen Tudor , which produced...
Literary Setting Helen Craik
The title-page quotes Virgil . The preface relates how while staying with a friend in the north the author discovered an ancient manuscript, much torn and defaced in a trunk in a garret.
Craik, Helen. Henry of Northumberland. William Lane.
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Literary Setting Mrs E. M. Foster
This four-volume novel follows many conventions of romance such as moated castles and beauteous damsels.
Smollett, Tobias. Roderick Random. J. Osborn.
13 ns (April 1795): 468
It begins in 1422, shortly after the death of Henry V , and it...
Literary Setting Mrs E. M. Foster
This novel opens a little earlier than its predecessor, before the death of Henry V , It follows many conventions of romance, though it is not as formulaic as many romances. Jaquelina and the Duke...
Literary Setting Georgette Heyer
GH , not yet entirely identified with the Regency period, sets Simon the Coldheart during the time of Henry IV , and makes her hero an associate of Prince Hal in his campaign on the...
Textual Features Emma Robinson
Owen Tudor, fifteenth-century descendant of a royal and ancient Welsh family, was paternal grandfather of Henry VII . All kinds of romantic stories surround his secret marriage with Catherine de Valois , widow of Henry V
Textual Production Mrs E. M. Foster
Jaquelina tells a version of historical events. Jacquelina, Countess of Hainault , had made a dynastic marriage when very young, repudiated her husband, and fled to England before, by early 1423, she married Humphry, Duke of Gloucester
Textual Production Georgette Heyer
The subject of the book is John, Duke of Bedford , Henry V 's younger brother. GH began writing it in 1948 under the encouragement of her husband and of Frere, her editor. The subject...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
JP set Epitaph for Three Women, twelfth of her thirteen Plantagenet novels and one of three this year, after Henry V 's death; its three women are his queen Katherine or Catherine of Valois
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
In this extremely well-populated series, this first Plantagenet led a long procession. Its followers were two novels in 1977, The Revolt of the Eaglets, and The Heart of the Lion (about Richard Coeur de Lion
Textual Production Charlotte Yonge
CY published The Caged Lion (one of her best-known historical novels), about Henry V .
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
Battiscombe, Georgina, and E. M. Delafield. Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life. Constable and Company.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Maria De Fleury
Her poem is Miltonic in style, with frequent echoes of Paradise Lost, although written in couplets. Accepting a designation applied to her by ideological enemies, MDF opens by comparing herself to the biblical Deborah...


20 March 1413: Henry IV died and his son succeeded to the...

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20 March 1413

Henry IV died and his son succeeded to the English throne as Henry V .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

25 October 1415: Henry V's victory over the French at Agincourt...

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25 October 1415

Henry V 's victory over the French at Agincourt initiated the peak period of English rule over France.

: Shakespeare probably completed the story...

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Shakespeare probably completed the story of his two Henry IVhistoryplays by writing Henry V, in which the charismatic but formerly undisciplined prince makes good as national military hero.


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